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Re: Yaesu Azimuth Clamp

Ronald Long expunged (rlong3@columbus.rr.com):

> I have had trouble holding position with the Yaesu 5400 cast azimuth clamps.
> I am thinking of drilling a 1/4 inch hole through the center of the clamps 
> and my aluminum mast (2"od and 0.25"wall) and putting a stainless bolt 
> through. I suppose this somewhat weakens the casting and would have to be 
> careful not to tighten the bolt too much as I think there is a gap between 
> the casting and the pipe at that point.
> Has anyone done this or do you have any advice?

Are these the cast clamps that sit "on top" of the mast? The two things that immedaitely came to mind were 1) My Clamps already have a hole in them and 2) My clamps are tight enough, I've never had an issue with them. 

Are these old or very used?

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